Tender for a Business Growth Hub In Cumbria

Tender for a Business Growth Hub In Cumbria

Map and promote all business support provision in Cumbria – Diagnose and signpost business support requirements to help businesses find the right support easily.

United Kingdom-Carlisle: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2015/S 128-235743

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building, The Courts
For the attention of: Mrs Angela Armstrong
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228221742
E-mail: angela.armstrong@cumbria.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building, The Courts
For the attention of: Mrs Angela Armstrong
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228221742
E-mail: angela.armstrong@cumbria.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building, The Courts
For the attention of: Mrs Angela Armstrong
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228221742
E-mail: angela.armstrong@cumbria.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cumbria County Council
The Lonsdale Building, The Courts
For the attention of: Mrs Angela Armstrong
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228221742
E-mail: angela.armstrong@cumbria.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Tender for Provision of a Business Growth Hub In Cumbria (July 2015).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This opportunity is issued by Cumbria County Council (CCC) on behalf of Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for provision of services to coordinate business support within Cumbria. Cumbria LEP is the beneficiary of revenue funding in 2015/16 to enable the support of a Business Growth Hub in Cumbria. A Business Growth Hub will bring together local and national partners involved in business support under the governance of the LEP with the following objectives: — Map and promote all business support provision in Cumbria — Diagnose and signpost business support requirements to help businesses find the right support easily — Support the integration of local, national, public and private business support provision — Identify opportunities for the rationalisation of business support in Cumbria — Improve the impact and value for money of business support.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 237 500 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 6 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent Company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Cumbria County Council if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgement which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/ EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
As in ITT documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As in Invitation To Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As in Invitation To Tender Documents.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts

The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

1761

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 59-104086 of 25.3.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.8.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.8.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 3.8.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers wishing to express an interest and obtain access to the tender documents should go to www.the-chest.org.uk and click on current opportunities from the navigation area on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter the contract Reference 9TTG-66UWKY in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search. Click on the Blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express an interest you will need to login. if you are not already registered on the www.thechest.org.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on Register. Register FREE link in the navigation area on the left of the screen. Registration is free of charge and your username and password will be emailed to you. Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity. The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right: (I) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and(II)To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The Contracting Authority reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement. The Contract is for 6 months. The value provided in Section II.1.4 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this Contract. Under this procurement the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Authority may extend this agreement beyond the Initial Term by up to three a further periods of one year (Extension Periods), if more funding is secured. Please note, at the time of tender the additional funding has not been agreed. The maximum value of the contract is £ 285,000 (Funding) inclusive of vat. The Authority may receive additional funding in future years and so the contract term may be extended as discussed below. The Authority anticipates that if the contract is extended to its maximum capacity (and the Authority makes no guarantee that any option to extend will be exercised) the total contract value could be approximately 1 500 000 GBP. Details of current and potential expenditure are given in good faith and are indicative only and the Council does not guarantee any spend against this contract/Framework Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Cumbria County Council
The Courts
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: alan.ratcliffe@cumbria.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Cumbria County Council
The Courts
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legal&democraticbusinesssupportteam@cumbria.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Legal Services
The Courts
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: legal&democraticbusinesssupportteam@cumbria.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

2.7.2015

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